Philips Recalls Dreamstation CPAP Machine – Should Kentucky Users Be Concerned?
A person who suffers from sleep apnea experiences pauses or interruptions in their breathing while asleep. The disorder is potentially dangerous. It’s often caused by airways in the throat that become obstructed or that even collapse.
Have you been using a Philips Dreamstation CPAP machine and been diagnosed with:
- Nasal Cancer
- Sinus Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Respiratory Issues
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What is a CPAP Machine?
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine operates to provide a continuous supply of oxygen into a sleep apnea sufferer’s nose and mouth while he or she is asleep. This sustains open airways that promote normal breathing. A small compressor inside of the CPAP unit pushes a continuous stream of air through a filter into a flexible tube. The tube is attached to a sealed mask that’s worn around the nose or mouth. That steady stream of air opens the throat and any blockages in it. As a result, sufficient oxygen gets to the lungs, and sleep apnea sufferers don’t awaken throughout the night to resume breathing.
The Philips Dreamstation CPAP Recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted those who use the Philips Dreamstation CPAP machine that it has been recalled by its manufacturer as a result of possible health risks. The device has a small motor inside of it for purpose of pushing air to the wearer. In order to reduce motor noise and vibration, Philips used polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam. It has been determined that the sound abatement foam may break down and possibly enter the device’s air pathway. Should that happen, black debris from foam or chemicals could be inhaled or swallowed by Dreamstation users. On June 14, 2021, Philips voluntarily recalled all Dreamstation CPAP devices that it made between 2009 and April 26, 2021. The company’s CEO reportedly stated that between 3 million and 4 million of the devices have been sold. Bi-level positive airway ventilators manufactured by the company have also been recalled. They include about 20% of the total recall. Take notice that no such recall has been announced for the Philips Dreamstation 2 CPAP machine.
What to Do About Your Machine
Although there are no published scientific articles of health risks involving the Dreamstation CPAP device, out of an abundance of caution, it’s the manufacturer’s recommendation that owners with recalled CPAP machines stop using them. Users can register with Philips to receive a new machine have their existing machine repaired at no cost. In either case, they should follow the instructions from the Philips recall notice.
Do You Need an Attorney?
We’ll provide you with further information on the CPAP recall as we learn more about it. If you or a loved one suffered breathing issues or you believe that one of you suffered a form of cancer believed to have been caused by a Philips Dreamstation CPAP device, contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss whether you might be eligible for compensation.